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required to obtain a private security agent licence issued by the Bureau de la sécurité privée (BSP)

The program is designed to meet the needs of learners requiring a qualification enabling the application for a license for security guarding in accordance with the Regulation respecting the training required to obtain an agent licence to carry on private security activities in Quebec. Choose from our flexible on-site courses offered in English, available during the day, evening, and on weekends.

The total price is 500 $ (includes tax, theory, books and first aid/CPR)

The course addresses in detail the meaning and content of private security and provides students with the interpersonal and professional skills required for a career as a security guard.

Who should attend?

  • Individuals seeking employment in the security industry as a security guard
  • Individuals who want to apply for a security guard licence
  • Employees of organizations requiring their stuff to be security trained/certified
  • Individuals who wish to add to their skills and become trained in security

Main learning objective

The course aims at leading the students to acquire theoretical knowledge and technical training required to work as security professionals, and to develop the basic skills prior to being deployed on job sites as security agents.

Specific learning objectives

Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to:

  • learn the history and the evolution of the private security industry
  • understand the legal aspects and the standards of behaviour
  • define the profession and the main duties
  • identify the types of employment available, and the roles and responsibilities of a security agent
  • acquire knowledge and skills necessary for the professional practice
  • work with security equipment
  • identify and adequately respond to emergency
  • give first aid in case of accident or discomfort

Program structure

MODULE I (36 hours)

Introduction to the private security industry

  • Roles and responsibilities of a security guard
  • Legal aspects and standards of behaviour
  • Security equipment, access control, alarm systems, traffic control
  • Security procedures
  • Patrol and alarm response
  • Communications
  • Customer service
MODULE II (28 hours)

Emergency procedures

  • Accident, Conflict, Labour disputes, Crowd control
  • Fire
  • Alarm activation, Break-in, Robbery, Graffiti, Shoplifting
  • Major incident – bomb threat
  • Power failure, Flood
  • Occupational Health and Safety
MODULE III (16 hours)

First aid and CPR in the Workplace (CSST)

  • Comprehensive First Aid and CPR techniques taught in an interactive environment
  • CPR level A (for adults)
  • Airway, breathing and circulation emergencies
  • Prevention of disease transmission
  • Preparation to respond to emergencies
  • The EMS system
  • Head & Spine Injuries
  • Bone, Muscle & Joint Injuries
  • Wound Care
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies

Duration and certification

Upon successful completion of the 80 hours course, the student is awarded a training certificate in private security guarding.

Other security-related training courses

  • Security guard advanced course
  • Customized security course
  • Monadnock Expandable Baton (MEB) and PR-24
  • Monadnock Defensive Tactics System (MDTS)
  • Securely handle, use, transport, and store restricted or prohibited firearms
  • First-aid and CPR certification recognized by the CSST

Note: These courses are not part of the mandatory training required and recognized by the Bureau de la sécurité privée (BSP) for issue of security agent permit.

Course schedule & registration

For information, course schedule and to register Contact Us.


The running of any course is subject to sufficient number of registrations for that course.

It is recommended that registration and payment be received at least 5 business days prior to the start date of the course to secure a seat.

Montreal Elite Security is responsible for certification only. Licensing inquiries must be directed to the Bureau de la Sécurité Privée.